Our Most Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I become a member of Terrace Little Theatre Society?
A: Complete a Membership Application which can be found HERE. Forms are also available at our Ticket Outlet at Uniglobe (4718A Lazelle Ave) and at the McColl Playhouse. NOTE: A One Year Child Membership is included with each Summer Drama Days Registration Fee.
Q: How does TLT decide which plays to produce each season?
A: Please visit the TLT Library for our policy on new production procedure where you can find our Play Proposal application form and other policy documents.
Q: How can I find out the schedule of TLT plays and other events?
A: Sign up for our Constant Contact email announcement service. You will not be put on any outside emailing list, but will receive all notifications of the many events we host from show announcements, playreadings, auditions and much more.You can find the sign-up button in the menu bar on the right.
Q: How do I register my child for Summer Drama Days?
A: Summer Drama Days registration forms can be found at Uniglobe Courtesy Travel, or you can download the pdf document HERE. Please watch the Summer Drama Days Information page for more details.
Q: Where and when are auditions held?
A: At the McColl Playhouse, 3625 Kalum Street, anywhere from 3 to 5 months before a show opens.
Q: How do I find out about auditions dates?
A: The best way is to become a member so that you receive our TLT Constant Contact announcements via email. We also post audition dates on our web site and release details to other local media.
Q: Do I need to prepare an audition piece?
A: No, not normally. Each Director will run auditions a bit differently, however, here is what you can expect: When you arrive, you'll be asked to fill out a form (name, phone number, experience if any, etc.)
There will likely be short around-the-room introductions, and depending upon the Director, there may be group warm-ups (stretching, vocal warm-ups, etc.).
The Director will give an overview of the play and the characters, and you may have a few minutes to study bits of the script with a partner before you are asked to 'cold read' with others trying out. This is not as intimidating as it might sound.
The Director may shortlist you and schedule you for a call-back (2nd audition). At that time, you may be asked to focus on a specific scene or character.
Our auditions are low-key. We want you as relaxed as possible so your potential will shine through.
Q: You usually announce two different audition times. Do I need to attend both?
A: No. We schedule two different times in order to accommodate everyone. Of course, it certainly doesn't hurt to let the Director see you as often as possible, so come both times if you can.
Q: I've never been in a play before. Will I have a chance?
A: Absolutely! Some of our busiest actors were only at auditions to support a friend and didn't even plan to try out. We cast beginners in almost every production. Remember, we are an amateur theatre group.
Q: Should I read the play before I come?
A: It isn't expected, but it certainly helps if you do. Don't hesitate to contact the play Director to borrow a script. His/her phone # is always posted with audition announcements.
Q: Does it cost anything to audition?
A: No, but everyone involved with a TLT production must become a member of Terrace Little Theatre Society - an affordable $5.00 yearly membership fee.
Q: What if I don't want to act? Are there other ways I can get involved?
A: Most definitely! Even if you think you can't make scheduled rehearsals, there are many ways you can help with a production. Our shows would never make it to opening night without the dedicated work of our backstage, technical, design and production volunteers. Most of our members have NO theatre experience when they join us - we are eager to train new recruits. Email now - firstname.lastname@example.org - to let us know you wish to become involved.
Q: Is there anything else I should know?
A: If you are looking for a way to meet new people, learn and develop skills (sewing, decorating, designing, producing, lighting, sound, etc. - not just acting and directing), TLT is the community group to get involved with.
We are a FUN group of people AND we are highly committed to our audience and working together to produce quality productions. Join us!